Canada asked to go to KandaharManley panel not told of change to detainee policy
Committee only learned of military's halt to transfers when documents filed in Federal Court this week
Forces kept Ottawa in the dark on detainees
Lawyers say applying Charter rights in Afghanistan would violate sovereignty
Ottawa stumbles over transfer of Afghan prisoners
PMO 'lied' about Afghan prisoner transfers: Dion
PMO backtracks on detainees
Ottawa feared Taliban would exploit detainee policy change
Tories need to be open on Afghanistan
Detainee issue a perfect example
Gospel according to John
Thank you, John Manley and Co.
Manley report fails to justify our risky role in Afghanistan
It's Harper's job to explain this dangerous mission
Harper's unwise Afghan blackout
We've heard a lot of this before
Decision on Afghan detainees catches allies off guard
Marines not a solution to Canada's troop woes
The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Are we seeing a U-turn on patronage?
The recent appointments of two high-profile Liberals only feed the suspicion that patronage is still
HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - The Gaza conundrum
MONTREAL GAZETTE - Our troops are soldiers, not jailers
OTTAWA CITIZEN - Prisoner's dilemma
TORONTO STAR - Harper's unwise Afghan blackout
TORONTO SUN - Let open courts be the rule
WINDSOR STAR - Afghanistan
Selling the mission's merits
SUDBURY STAR - The Manley dilemma; He offers an Afghan compromise that all sides can live with
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - A system for patients
SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Converting food to fuel threatens global stability
CALGARY HERALD - Elizabeth May's big blunder
EDMONTON JOURNAL - Little change in policy climate
LETHBRIDGE HERALD - A new push to the right
Video: Kevin Libin talks about the Rethinking the Reserve
Post writer Kevin Libin explores some of the issues surrounding Canada's troubled native reserves
Optimism turns to gloom in Karzai's hometown
Surge in bloodshed viewed as beginning of bigger war
The British have made matters worse, says Afghan President
UK rejects Karzai troops criticism
US Afghan poppy drive a 'failure'
A former US ambassador to the United Nations has criticised President George Bush's attempts to eradicate the opium poppy fields in Afghanistan.
Taliban wield the ax ahead of new battle
Black turbans rebound
Afghan deaths blamed on U.S.
Gomery lawyers urge court not intervene in inquiry issue
Terror trial delay angers judge
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Alberta green plan puts PM 'on the spot'
'What is right' will decide Afghan mission: Harper
Harper says economy's fundamentals strong
No need to independently review firing of nuclear watchdog, Lunn says
Comment: It's been two years, what will Stephen Harper do next?
Leadership approach laid bare
Liberals agree with Tories that UN anti-racism conference a 'political circus'
Greens to hold national convention in Nova Scotia
Green party leader blames bad press release, Tories for woes
Greens show they're not ready for power
Mulroney tax records may be subpoenaed as committee chair talks tough
Ex-Mulroney chief of staff to tell MPs about cash at 24 Sussex
Ottawa running healthy $6.7-billion surplus
Prentice hints that Ford plant is eligible for federal aid
Says shuttered Windsor facility may qualify under hardship fund if Ontario agrees
Change more than bulbs: Gore
OPINION AND INFORMATION
It's time to protect the unborn victims of crime
Adhering to a faith does not make one a fanatic
Révélations explosives attendues
Le flou persiste
Des jeunes en faveur de la mission
Du comptant au 24, promenade Sussex
Le Parti vert tiendra son congrès en Nouvelle-Écosse
L'économie devient la nouvelle arme de Harper
Les révélations sur Mulroney font saliver l'opposition
Détenus afghans: la version du gouvernement Harper démentie
Le Canada a demandé d'aller à Kandahar
Le gouvernement Charest hésite à vLe gouvernement Charest hésite à venir en aide aux soldats réservistes
enir en aide aux soldats réservistes
Accusations de Flaherty sur le fardeau fiscal: Charest contre-attaque
Subject: Half Truth: Truth or Untruth?
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Subject: j this first item in the last earthworm should be your up of tea! cz
Your correspondent was thrilled to receive just before Xmas an email
from somewhere in the Ottawa headquarters an email inviting me to:
"Click here to watch the Prime Minister's Christmas message", a
charming thought since this was, to the best of my recollection, the
very first time I had had any such contact directly from the chief!
But then followed, in somewhat smaller type, a somewhat puzzling notice:
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Never having been asked to give permission to receiv e email from
"his nibs" or whomever, I naturally was curious as to what would
happen if I indicated that I had not granted permission! So I checked
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Whew, says I, publisher of a zillion emails to thousands of
individuals with never a thought thet I might be committing "abuse"!
This, little chillun, is a classic illustration of how many
professional communicators are being tied up in knots about what and
how they may communicate via email with total strangers!
If you receive unsolicited mailing pieces through the post office, as
you probably have through your adult life, reflect on how the clearly
easier form of communicating by email is being hobbled by the ersatz
concept of having to have permission before you email anybody
In practice, of course, separate, formal permission is not being
sought in advance, but rather by the curious and elaborate format
now intruding between my prime minister and me about whether or not
he has secured permission in advance!
(He hasn't, the party hasn't. and there may be a need to have joining
the party and listing your email address being taken as giving
permission to get whatever the party chooses to send you! Hideously
elaborate, but where the privacy nutbars, taking a lead from old
Europe, apparently, would have us all go!)
One great advantage of email compared to direct mail is that one can
choke off unsolicited items - the notorious spam - by sending back
some form of objection, none simpler than the single word "unsubscribe".
It also makes eminent good sense to avoid mis-directing email
messages to those who do not want to receive them, to note on the
introductory page how to stop such communications from cluttering
Unfortunately, the concept of getting permission is plugging up all
sorts of innocent communications within our own party as the perfect
excuse to not send out what ought to be sent out.
While your street address and phone number are available widely there
is incredible fearfulness about having your email address available
except where you can control it, or someone else can control it for
you. Thus email addresses for our own local electoral district
associations are viewed as totally private, meaning only the eda
president can authorize (control) mailings or party h.q., hobbling -
no, totally blocking - all outbound communications except those with
the above approvals.
That is why I have deliberately listed all email addresses for
recipients of "earthworm" with every batch I send out. In this
censorious environment I repeat those specific exemptions to the
federal privacy legislation detailed in the act:
"What is not covered by the Act?
The collection, use or disclosure of personal information by
federal government organizations listed under the Privacy Act
Provincial or territorial governments and agents of the crown in
right of a province
An employee's name, title, business address or telephone number
An individual's collection, use or disclosure of personal
information strictly for personal purposes (e.g. personal greeting
An organization's collection, use or disclosure of personal
information solely for journalistic, artistic or literary purposes."
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Subject: Half Truth: Truth or Untruth?
Bcc: RADIO 2, TV, Z-NEW
Did the Government know or not know about the change in handling detainees? Are Canadians being fully informed or living in a penumbra?
Whether half truth is closer to truth or untruth is subjective. The following deal with half truths, you judge to which they are closer.
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In the article "Ex-Tory staffer behind pro-mission group" http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=64bb930f-bbc8-41ac-adbd-ed4862e863a5 Josh McJannett, a former Conservative staffer, now quasi-lobbyist is ia quoted as having saying "he was on the steering committee" of a group, "Canadians for Afghanistan" that held a press conference yesterday. "On the steering committee", yes but also acting in this capacity, spokesman contacting an Afghan paper "Our main objective is to garner public support in Canada for our Afghan mission, Josh McJannett, executive director, Canadians for Afghanistan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.", http://www.pajhwak.com/viewstory.asp?lng=eng&id=48540
As far as Canadians are led to believe Canada refused to join the U.S-led war in Iraq. True in that there are no "boots on the ground" as in Afghanistan but do these involvements make the perception were left with a half truth? "The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has helped train more than 30,000 Iraqi security forces in neighbouring Jordan, and has had top level advisors operating within the Iraqi interior ministry. As well, Canadian frigates continue to operate alongside the U.S. aircraft carriers in the Arabian Gulf that are a primary staging platform for bombing raids in Iraq." These and that "Canadian General Takes Senior Command Role in Iraq " http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7897
Canadian troops are promoting democracy in Afghanistan Canada refused to join the U.S-led war in Iraq Canada said "no" to the U.S. missile defence program.
http://coat.ncf.ca/Slides/3in1/002.htm An excellent presentation with which you may agree or disagree.